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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

We went there for dinner and it was absolutely amazing - Rosie and Adriana are lovely, the food is absolutely delicious (4 courses/ only the meal of the day, no menu as everything is fresh from the farm) and the view is amazing - it...was already dark but by day it is probably even more spectacular. Overall definitely worth a visit and one of our Costa Rica highlights.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Amazing place near Orosi downtown. Delicious food, and great customer service. Rossy & her son are very nice people and make people feel welcome since they arrive. Very cozy!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Great location with amazing view. The food is fresh and delicious. Rosie is a great host who will make you feel welcome.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

This is a unique place to experience! It’s beautiful, high in the hills with an amazing view run by a lovely family. We were served a delicious four course lunch, the main dish was zelf caught trout. Everything was fresh and homemade (even the chocolate!)....The fresh berry juice was a delight. Our girls loved it. The hospitality was unique, Rosie and her son explained a lot about the local produce and the local animals. We really enjoyed it here and give this place 5 stars! (Important to make a reservation first)More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

As you enter the 100+ year old building, an atmosphere resembling grandma's kitchen welcomes you, La Fonda is packed with day to day activities at great price, private cabin type rooms for your stay, and delicious cuisine by the generous hostess Rosi. Ever flexible in...the menu as per your preferences, every dish from the entrée to dessert is presented with upmost care and in a candid environment. Call ahead for big groups of people and to schedule activities surrounding the area.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

‘Great place to stay’ Lovely stay hosted by the owners of the Finca, Doña Rossi and Roger at a very well kept timber made ranch. Great view, nice path to walk around and just a few minutes from Orosi and several other short day trips....A must: dine in, the meals are delicious. Would recommend to spend more than a day.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

La Fonda del Alto is a hidden gem. High on a mountain top with breathtaking views, this restaurant, run by a lovely family, should not be missed. The four course meal was exceptional in quality, flavor and presentation. Compliments to the chef!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Rogerfernandezestrad, Gerente at La Fonda del Alto, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2019

Hi Marilee!! Thanks for visiting us and for rating our project in TripAdvisor. If you can create a review in Queveri Horseback Riding Tours and rate your experience in the horseback riding tour (https://www.tripadvisor.com.mx/Attraction_Review-g309232-d7238619-Reviews-Queveri_Horseback_Riding_Tours-Orosi_Province_of_Cartago.html?m=19905), we will appreciate it alot. I hope you enjoyed the trip...More

Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Don't be put off by the steep winding gravel road. On top of the hill you will receive a warm welcome, a view to die for and a meal to remember, all sourced from locally produced ingredients and lovingly cooked on site. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Name of the tour: Booked via “Viator”-5-Day Caribbean Biking and Whitewater Rafting Adventure (Costa Rica) on Viator (I was asked to leave a review here) Let me start by saying this was a once in a lifetime experience, the trip is local, the people you...meet are exceptional and the experience “priceless”. The journey started with pick up from our hotel outside of San Jose, where we were greeted by our super energetic tour guide “Diego” AlvGamb, and then by the best driver in San Jose, “Miguel” Alberto Zuñiga Baldizon and within a few minutes we loaded our bags into the car and we were off. We drove about 16 miles outside of the capital and began riding the bikes a few miles outside of Cartago, our first stop in Cartago was the Basilica of our ladies of the Angels, Diego will walk you through the history and its significance to the community and people in the area. From here we biked over to the Orosi, Chruch. You feel the serenity as you walk through the front opening, Orosi church and its courtyard holds so much history. A nice break after riding a bit. Again, Diego does a great job explaining its history. After, we then biked through the town of Orosi and stopped to watch a football (soccer) game that the locals were playing, what a great travel experience. From there we biked a few more miles and stopped to load the bikes on the car and drove the rest of the way to the first lodge located in Jimenez, called “La Fonda Del Alto”. Here we were greeted by a daughter and mom (Rosi) duo, who instantly welcome you and make you feel like part of the family. Rosi and her daughter prepared a super tasty and beautifully presented 4 course meal, which started with a root soup (delicious), a selection of delicious “local” cheese, for the main course, a vegetable and fish dish (yum) and ended it with a home made bon-bon type of desert, which consisted of ice cream filling surrounded by a shell of “local” chocolate with a warm buttery topping that makes the shell explode, simulating the beautiful “slightly active” volcanoes that surround the area, what a treat. Following great conversation, food and some drinks, we settled in for the night. In the morning, we were greeted with a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast, we had some time to walk the grounds, from there we packed up, and set out on the bikes. Since the lodge is located “up” in the mountain, we started biking with a downhill adventure and it was awesome, we then biked through some valleys with cocoa plants. We then visited lake Cachi, where we got the privilege of seeing the Hydroelectric Power Station, what an exceptional site in the surrounding environment. Following the hydro electric station, we biked a mile or 2 and met our driver “Miguel” to have some local tailgate eats that included exotic fruits, chocolates and drinks in the best location, the side of the road with spectacular views. I want to point out for those who are wondering, the driver, in the case, Miguel, drives with the group the entire time while riding, you will always have the option of loading your bike on top of the car and driving with him if needed, and your packs are in the car. Following the tailgate eats, we biked to a nearby town located in or around Cartago Province, Turrialba, where we relaxed and took in part of a local soccer game and tried more exotic fruit, this is a travel moment, being with locals, cheering and just enjoying. From this quaint town, we rode through some fun valleys and peaks to a river bank where we jumped off the bikes, climbed down to the river and started stacking rocks, making rock towers, skipping stones, and jumping into the water if wanted, another awesome travel moment. You don’t know what’s going to happen, you just go with it and having people with the spirit and energy of Miguel and Diego with you, helps you just do something without thinking about, so jump in, throw stones, build towers and compete in a fun enjoyable way. We (my husband and I) cannot thank Diego and Miguel taking us to this special location, it’s a memory to last a lifetime. We then biked to an area near Turrialba, which is a beautiful town put on the map for making delicious wonderfully flavored cheese, where we stopped off at a local bar/restaurant that overlooks Turrialba, got some drinks, tried a plate of plantains siting in locally made honey topped with “Turrialba” cheese, another delicious treat. At this point the sun went down, so we said thanks and good bye’s, loaded our bikes on the car and headed to the Guaybo Lodge, where we spent one night, located on the slopes of the Turrialba volcano, the morning offers a breathtaking views. We then loaded into the car and headed towards the Paquette River. As if this trip couldn’t get any better, when we reached the Paquette River, we met with another guide, Carlos, who provided instruction on what to do on the river, and explained that there would be another guide in a kayak heading down the river with us, and that we would be rafting through 3 and 4 class rapids. We also learned about the training and level of expertise these guides have to go through, the training is intense and ongoing. After the instruction and explanation, the 4 of us loaded into a raft and began the 4 hour journey down river. A once in a lifetime experience, the scenery, learning about different tree species, the excitement of the rapids, and a feeling of happy. Sometimes your slowly moving viewing the surrounding landscape, jumping in for a swim, then your pulled back into the raft and your paddling through a rapid. After a couple hours we stopped off on bank for another surprise, lunch located on a eco friendly lodge with screened cabins and tents. As the guides proceeded to make us a beautiful lunch in an unexpecting fully loaded outdoor kitchen, we took off with our imagination and camera in hand, walking the grounds filled with frogs, butterflies, flowers and more, when they let us know the food was ready, we just wanted to stay out “playing”. After some delicious food and refreshing drinks we headed back the raft and started paddling. This experience was amazing, and the guides exceptional. Following the rafting, we headed towards the village of Cahuita, located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast (near the border with Panama). After checking into the Cahuita Inn, we went to a local spot for dinner and enjoyed people watching and walking around. In the morning, we went on a 3+ hour chocolate tour, at “Cacao-tails”, this tour is local and friendly, a must do in the area, as a bonus, we got to see some sloths sitting/hanging from the trees. Following the chocolate tour, we stopped off at a very local beach front spot for some much desired drinks and local food, we chilled here with Diego and Miguel as the sun went down, after, we found ourselves walking the downtown and reflecting on what an awesome trip this has been. The next morning, we stopped at a sloth sanctuary, we did not have enough time to do the 2+ hour tour so we checked out some of the sites, loaded in the car, gave thanks and said our goodbye’s to our amazing tour guide Diego and headed off to the pacific side with Miguel (the driver). On the drive to the pacific side of Costa Rica, Miguel stopped to show us a few sites, as we drove through the Limon (which is a cruise port), stopped in the town of Jaco, here we took in fantastic scenery, on to Quepos, Barrita and then onto Manuel Antonio, where we reached our hotel, gave thanks Miguel and said our thankful goodbye. Miguel and Diego, you are both amazing and we hope to see you both on a future trip, thank you for both for everything, you made our trip the special, and we thank you from the bottom of our heart.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of four and enjoyed Rosies dinners 3 days in a row. We stayed in the finca and once you tasted her food, you don’t try finding a restaurant anywhere else. The food was simple and traditional but delicious every time. The...kids loved it as well. Try it and go with flow because you eat whatever she prepared. There is no menu bur you can share your preferences with her. And rest assured, you will not be disappointed 😃More

Date of visit: August 2018
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